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    A Life on Hold Book Reading and Platica

    Presented by at Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

    September 26, 2015

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    A Life on Hold Book Reading and Platica

    Join us on Sept. 26 at 7 PM as Josie Mendez-Negrete, Ph.D. reads from and discusses her new book, "A Life on Hold: Living with Schizophrenia." It is the personal account of her experience with her son, Tito, who has had a life-long struggle with schizophrenia.

    This is the first memoir by a Mexican-American author to discuss this mental-illness. Mendez-Negrete uses Tito's lived experience as well as her own perspective as his mother to depict the evolution of the disease as well as illuminating the inadequacies of the U.S. mental health system.

    About the Author
    Mendez-Negrete is a former board member of the Esperanza and is currently a professor at UTSA in the Bilingual/Bicultural Studies Department. Her first book, Las Hijas de Juan, deals with incest. The book can be purchased starting on August 15

    Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

    922 San Pedro
    San Antonio, TX 78212

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    Phone: 210-228-0201

    Parking: Many buses within 3-5 block area. #3 and #4 stop half block almost every 10 minutes

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